by Kevin Bliss
On March 28, 2018, a federal district court entered a summary judgment order that held Humanism was in fact a faith group that must be recognized by the North Carolina Department of Public Safety (DPS).
Kwame Jamal Teague, incarcerated at the Lanesboro Correctional Institution, continually asked prison ...
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- Washington State: Jail Phone Rates Increase as Video Replaces In-Person Visits, by Steve Horn, Iris Wagner
- Florida: Federal Prison Guard Sentenced for Accepting Bribe, by Monte McCoin
- Class-action Settlement in Mississippi “Debtors’ Prison” Case, by Derek Gilna
- Colorado Accused of Failing to Comply with Settlement in Mental Health Care Suit, by Derek Gilna
- California Attorney Specializes in Representing Prisoners Victimized by Fraud, by Monte McCoin
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- Pro se Texas Prisoner Wins $250,550 Default Judgment in Use of Force Case, by Edward Lyon
- Humanism to be Recognized as Approved Faith in North Carolina Prisons, by Kevin Bliss
- Louisiana Jail Settles with DOJ Over HIV Discrimination, by Dale Chappell
- Rhode Island: Life-sentenced Prisoner is “Civilly Dead,” Cannot Pursue Tort Claim, by Christopher Zoukis
- Florida ICE Detention Center Restricts Detainees’ Observance of Ramadan, by Steve Horn
- Australian Woman Gives Birth in Cell After Guards Can’t Unlock the Door, by Monte McCoin
- Low Pay, High Staff Turnover Drive Texas Prison Guard Shortage, by Matthew Clarke
- Nebraska County, Jail Medical Provider Settle Suit Over Medication Denial for $10,000, by Matthew Clarke
- Iowa Prison Guard Wins $2 Million on Retaliation, Disability Accommodation Claims, by Edward Lyon
- New York: $100,000 to Settle Suit over Rape of Trans Prisoner Held in Men’s Prison, by Christopher Zoukis
- Lawsuit Over Prisoner Assault at Tennessee Jail Results in Settlement, Dismissal, by Kevin Bliss
- Ninth Circuit Modifies Deliberate Indifference Analysis for Pretrial Detainees’ Inadequate Medical Care Claims, by Matthew Clarke
- Landmark Stanford Prison Experiment Criticized as a Sham, by Steve Horn
- U.S. Marshals Capture Fugitive Former Prison Guard After 10 Years on the Run, by Monte McCoin
- Kentucky Reluctantly Returns to Prison Privatization
- New Jersey County Pays $95,000 to Female Lawyer “Wanded” Between Legs at Jail, by Christopher Zoukis
- Federal Jury Awards $6 Million to Epileptic Colorado Prisoner, but New Trial Ordered, by Matthew Clarke
- $10 Million Class-action Lawsuit Against Virginia Jail Results in $725,000 Settlement, by R. Bailey
- HRDC Files Censorship Suit Against New Mexico Jail; Court Orders Dismissal Based on Mootness, by Steve Horn
- Florida Lawyer Arrested for Jail Porn Escapades
- Two Former Oklahoma Death Row Prisoners Obtain $3.15 Million Settlement, by Derek Gilna
- Jury Awards North Carolina Prisoner $15,000 for Staff Sexual Assault
- Formerly Incarcerated Chef Plans to Revolutionize Ramen, by Steve Horn
- Kentucky Law Requiring Abused Spouse to Pay for Abuser’s Divorce Attorney Abolished
- Fifth Circuit Upholds Convictions of Louisiana Jail Staff for Failing to Stop Abuse, by Matthew Clarke
- North Carolina Fined $190,000 for Mismanagement of Prescription Medication, by Monte McCoin
- Arizona: Lawsuit Spurs Significant Reforms for Death Row Prisoners, by Derek Gilna
- Oregon County Pays $2.85 Million for Dehydration Death of Mentally Ill Jail Prisoner, by Dale Chappell
- Black Liberation Army Members Convicted of Murdering Cops Granted Parole, by Christopher Zoukis
- Editorial: The Case Against Florida’s Amendment 4 on Felon Voting Rights, by Paul Wright
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More from Kevin Bliss:
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- Tennessee Sheriff, Captain Arrested for Improper Use of Prisoner Labor, Jan. 8, 2019
- Virginia DOC Called Out for Use of Solitary Confinement, Jan. 8, 2019
- Alabama Sheriff Pockets Excess Jail Food Funds, Buys Beach House, Loses Re-election Bid, Jan. 8, 2019
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- Global Voice Recognition Database Alarms Privacy Groups, Dec. 30, 2018
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- New York Federal District Court Allows Prisoner’s § 1983 Action to Proceed, Dec. 7, 2018. Eighth Amendment, Summary Judgment, RLUIPA, First Amendment, rights, Fourteenth Amendment, rights, 42 U.S. Code § 1983, civil action for deprivation of rights.
- Federal Judge Orders Washington Prison Officials to Properly Feed Ramadan Participants, Dec. 5, 2018. Religious Discrimination, Food, Religious Diet, Denial of Religious Services, Religious Practices.
- Florida District Court Allows Suit Against Prisoner Transport Companies to Proceed, Dec. 5, 2018. Transport Companies, Eighth Amendment, Transportation, Fourteenth Amendment, rights.
- California Court of Appeal Rules 17-Year Delay in SVP Trial Violated Right to Speedy Trial, Nov. 28, 2018. Sex Offenders (Discrimination), Civil Commitment, Fourteenth Amendment, rights.
- Defense Investigator Jailed for Initially Refusing to Testify in Death Penalty Case, Nov. 7, 2018. Religious Discrimination, Expert Witnesses, Death Penalty.
- Ninth Circuit: Prisoner’s Disciplinary Appeal Exhausted Claim of Having to Work on Religious Holiday, Nov. 6, 2018. Religious Discrimination, Prison Labor, Disciplinary Appeals, Administrative Exhaustion (PLRA), RLUIPA, First Amendment, rights.
- Federal District Court Holds Ohio Prison Cannot Cut Rastafarian Prisoner’s Hair, Nov. 6, 2018. Religious Discrimination, Grooming Rules, RLUIPA, Religious Grooming.
- Florida ICE Detention Center Restricts Detainees’ Observance of Ramadan, Oct. 12, 2018. Religious Discrimination, Guard Brutality/Beatings, RLUIPA, Immigration, Religious Diet.
- Lawsuit Over Prisoner Assault at Tennessee Jail Results in Settlement, Dismissal, Oct. 12, 2018. Brain Injury, Crime, Eighth Amendment, Fourteenth Amendment, rights, Fifth Amendment.
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